Aneides aeneus (State Status: S1; critically imperiled)
The Green Salamander is restricted to rocky habitats in the extreme northeast of Mississippi. They are usually found taking refuge in cracks of limestone or sandstone rock faces (as members of the climbing salamander genus). Length is usually 3-5 inches (Powell et al., 2016). This species is easily identifiable by habitat and coloration. Unmistakable mottle green, black, and white throughout body.
- Green mottling
Rocky outcroppings in elevated areas
Ambush predator of fish, rarely leaves water. Often move after large rain events when wetlands or areas between suitable habitat are flooded.
Climbs and seeks refuge in rockface cracks and surfaces